My 9-year-old twins, Devon and Cooper, and their 5-year-old sister, Tea Sloane, have spent the past several summers focused on meaningful projects such as starting a business, raising capital, and donating net proceeds to a charity of choice. For many of these ventures, it is technology that allows them to achieve their goals, opening up new avenues for fun, storytelling and meaning.
In the summer of 2008, Cooper decided to publish a 125-page autobiographical book, called My Life So Far, to raise funds for a charity he selected. Today technology makes such a thing relatively easy. Cooper ultimately raised $190 from sales. “This book was really important to me,” Cooper told us. “It is about my life, and it is very delicate. I worked very hard on it.” At this weekend’s Wisdom 2.0 Youth Conference Cooper will be on stage with me, co-presenting.
More details on the Wisdom 2.0 Youth Conference:
Location: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 T: 650.810.1010
Date: Saturday, September 17th from 9am-5pm
Detailed Schedule: http://wisdom2youth.com/Schedule
Register here: http://wisdom2youth.com/Register